Update at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 11
Certified Collectibles Group posted the following Hurricane Irma
update at its website on Sept. 11, after Hrricane Irma had passed
through the area:
[The] Sarasota, Florida, office did not sustain any damage and will
reopen as scheduled at 8:45am EST on Tuesday, September 12.
The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is grateful for all of the
well wishes that have been sent from around the world as Florida
awaited the arrival of Hurricane Irma.
Our state-of-the-art headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, did not
sustain any damage in the storm. All of our employees are safe, as are
all of the collectibles in our care.
IT staff have now restored the select website functions that had
been temporarily disabled out of an abundance of caution in advance of
the storm. Verify NGC Certification, Verify PMG Certification, Verify
CGC Certification and Submission Tracking can now be accessed on the
NGC, PMG and CGC websites.
CCG will reopen as planned at 8:45am EST on Tuesday, September 12.
Our advanced systems and extensive planning have thankfully meant that
the storm had no impact on our operations except for an expected
two-day delay in WalkThrough and Express grading tier turnaround times.
Thank you all for your support.
Original article posted at 9:27 a.m. Sept. 9:
Certified Collectibles Group, parent company of Numismatic Guaranty
Corp., closed operations on Sept. 8 in preparation for the approach of
Hurrican Irma, which was expected to strike Florida on Saturday, Sept.
9. CCG, along with its subsidiaries, is headquartered in Sarasota on
the state’s southwestern coast.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for
Sarasota County. The hurricane is expected to strike south Florida as
a Category 4 or 5 storm according to news reports.
CCG posted the following message at its website on Sept. 8:
Sarasota, Florida, office will be closed September 8-11. Select
website functions have been temporarily disabled.
The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) headquarters in Sarasota,
Florida, will be closed Friday, September 8, through Monday, September
11, due to Hurricane Irma. Normal business operations are currently
expected to resume at 8:45am EST on Tuesday, September 12. Check back
at this page for updates.
Select Website Functions Temporarily Disabled: Verify NGC
Certification, Verify PMG Certification, Verify CGC Certification and
Submission Tracking have been temporarily disabled. These functions
are expected to resume the morning of Tuesday, September 12.
CCG is housed in a secure, state-of-the-art facility that is built
to withstand hurricane conditions. Collectibles will be secured in
CCG's vaults, as always, and procedures are in place to ensure the
safety and security of all collectibles in our care.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), Numismatic Conservation
Services (NCS), Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), Certified Guaranty Company
(CGC) and Classic Collectible Services (CCS) are independent members
of the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG).
How can collectors determine a coin’s value when
price guides assign it different values?
Also in this week’s print issue, we learn of the first report of a
2017 doubled die variety, found on a Lincoln cent.
NGC officials also announced, on Sept. 7, “Due to Hurricane Irma,
NGC will not be at the Long Beach Show Thursday, September 7 through
Saturday, September 9. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Coin World will continue reporting on this developing stroy.